Monday, May 20, 2013

Day 9 - Let the Rain Begin

We woke up this morning to pouring rain. As any experienced camper knows, motivating oneself to get out of a tent in the rain can be near impossible. We waited for a lull in weather, packed our gear, and headed out. By 10am the skies had cleared. Once again the people of Little Falls continued the streak of nice people we have met along the way. 6 people stopped in the first hour of walking asking what we were doing and if we needed any help. The conversations generally start with the other person rolling down their window and saying "You know the river goes the other way!" One couple we chatted with told us the campsite we were planning on staying at that night was no longer there. They offered to give us a ride to a campsite when we were done with our days journey. We walked for about 11 miles and gave them a call to come pick us up, and they drove us up the road to a nearby state park.

We arrived at the park in a deluge of rain. Being the only people at the entire park we decided to score a little rustic cabin. The park ranger was great and let us stay there for free. If there's one thing we've learned from this trip so far it's that there are still plenty of nice people in the world who are willing to help out of the goodness of their own heart. Sleeping in a bed tonight is going to feel great!

Today we hit 100 MILES! Tomorrow is going to be a day off to rest our weary feet.

Nothin' to it, but to do it

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